Cornerstone-Saba Acquisition: What Does it Mean for LMS Customers?

Talented Learning

Cornerstone plans to acquire Saba for a hefty $1.395 billion. An acquisition may mean instant access to a massive new customer base or lucrative distribution channels. But here’s the rub: Although an acquisition may be good for companies and investors on both sides of the deal, it’s rarely a treat for customers of the acquired business. The very brief press release says that the combined company will serve 7000 customers and 75 million users around the globe.

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Cornerstone Acquisition of Saba ? What you need 2 know

eLearning 24-7

There has been a lot of talk recently of the acquisition of Saba by Cornerstone. Question: I am a current Saba Cloud customer, will I have to switch over to Cornerstone? If you are an existing customer of Saba Cloud, including folks who are using the on-premise version, you can stay on the system(s). Cornerstone will continue to update and enhance Saba Cloud, and support all Saba Cloud product lines. Saba Meeting Saba Classroom.

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Saba Insight 2018 Insights

Bluewater Learning

Now that we are all back in the office on the Monday after Saba Insight 2018 , I thought it’s a good time to reflect on the Saba Insight 2018 event. After the Saba/Halogen acquisition, we stepped back for a while to let the dust settle and to see where the company was headed.

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Product Review: Saba Social

eLearning 24-7

I admit that in general I have been underwhelmed in the past with Saba. So, when I went and checked out Saba Social, Saba’s new social learning platform, I had very low expectations. Saba Social is a very solid product, that despite a few hiccups and “huh&# moments, achieves what it sets out to do, provide a user friendly social experience. Over 25 different social media types and Saba Social sticks with the ones everyone always sees – WHY?

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Take Your Saba LMS To The Limit: Getting The Most Out Of Your Solution

Bluewater Learning

You have a great solution with Saba, b ut it can do so much more. We get it — you are incredibly excited about the potential of your Saba solution. Surveys show that customers like you are mostly happy with Saba. But imagine taking Saba further.

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Update on Saba: Turnaround In The Making?

Josh Bersin on Enterprise Learning

Last month Saba, a pioneer in the market for enterprise learning and talent management systems , held its annual customer conference (more than 700 learning and HR professionals attended). I had a chance to meet with the management team, talk with many customers and employees, and talk with Saba’s new owners (Vector Capital). My conclusion, Read more» The post Update on Saba: Turnaround In The Making?

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Dissecting Saba's New "Anywhere" Product for Mobile Learning

mLearning Trends

I happened upon a tweet last week while trolling my Twitter in-box that heralded a product announcement from Saba for their new " Saba Anywhere " offering designed to make training delivery to mobile workers easy, practical and secure.

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LMSs that kick ass: Saba

Janet Clarey

The sixth LMS in the LMSs that kick ass Friday series is Saba. Saba’s primary market is corporate learning with just more than half of all implementations installed behind-the-firewall (largest implementation 2,000,000 learners). Saba is a major player among corporate LMSs -you can say it’s a benchmark system. Director, Product Strategy who is responsible for Saba’s Social Media strategy about their product “ Saba Social.&#.

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Content: The Key To Employee Engagement

Bluewater Learning

Is directly related to increasing positive metrics in areas such as customer satisfaction, productivity, and profitability. Your Saba LMS holds the potential for delivering learning that engages and sticks with employees. Does your organization struggle with employee engagement?

“How can I deliver training to my customers’ clients?”

Rustici Software

Hey Andy, I currently use Saba as an LMS. Does SCORM cloud allow for customized URL? This being said, we do have some other options to help support the need for custom domains. This blog post is part of our “Ask Andy” series in which we publish Andy’s plain-spoken, straight shooting answers to common or uniquely interesting (eLearning) questions. If you have a question, you can always fill out this form and ask Andy too.

Special Post – Why the Big Four are not on my latest Top 10 LMS List

eLearning 24-7

Since my Top 10 list of LMS vendors has been posted online, I have received quite a bit of e-mail wondering why the biggest names: Cornerstone On Demand, Saba, SumTotal and SuccessFactors are not on the list. “While the pricing is outrageous and the Saba as a whole seems better suited as a HCM, their learning suite is a better alternative than those who want Cornerstone OnDemand.” I have some real concerns on what is taking place with Saba today.

Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

That can include any combination of: Customers and prospects. But extended enterprise deployments typically integrate with numerous other systems and tools, including customer relationship management , marketing automation, ecommerce, content management, customer support and more.

Taleo Acquires Learn.com: A Shoe Drops in the LMS Market

Josh Bersin on Enterprise Learning

Let me discuss this announcement from three perspectives: first, the impact on the market; second, the impact on Taleo and Learn.com customers; and third, the impact on you as a prospective LMS buyer. (ps. Enterprise Learning LMS, LCMS Measurement and Analytics CornerstoneOnDemand GeoLearning Halogen Software Learn.com lms lms market Plateau Saba taleoToday a shoe dropped in the Learning Management Systems Market: Taleo announced plans to acquire Learn.com.

Latest Takeaways from Craig Weiss

eLearning 24-7

It has been a wild week from the acquisition of Saba by Cornerstone to the ability to compare systems in detail on FindAnLMS, to the Coronavirus and the usage of Microsoft Teams as part of the L&D experience. Cornerstone Acquires Saba. I viewed the buy as more of what it told me about Saba, rather than Cornerstone. Privately, and this is going back a decade, Saba saw themselves as a performance management solution. A year ago, Saba went buying.

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2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

You know the names – Cornerstone , Oracle , Saba Software , SAP SuccessFactors , SumTotal Systems and Workday. 4) Customer Education Remains a Golden Ticket. Try to name a corporation without customers. It’s a fact that educated customers are more profitable customers.

Should You Use an Employee LMS for Extended Enterprise Learning in 2019?

Talented Learning

On the other hand, customers and business partners can’t be forced to engage in learning activities. For example, it’s common for a software company with 1000 or 2000 employees to have hundreds of thousands of external customers making it difficult for the customer learning group to be constrained by employee LMS needs. These systems can effectively drive learning programs that target employees, customers, business partners or a combination of audiences.

The Augmented LMS: New Life for Talent Management Learning?

Talented Learning

At that time, interest in training customers, channel partners and others “outside the firewall” was on the rise, but many organizations either could not or would not use their internal employee-focused LMS to support external learning programs. From the outset, we understood why learning technology decision makers often sought a separate LMS for channel partner and customer-focused education.

5 of the Best Softwares for Online and Mobile Learning in 2020

Edume

What type of learning are you looking to use your software to share - onboarding, health and safety, customer service, or something else entirely, like developing soft skills? Read on for a breakdown of features, customer support and ease of use for some of the big players in the market.

Get Ready for a Season of Learning Tech Success! Fall Webinar Series

Talented Learning

Our “ Summer of Learning ” webinars were so popular, we’ve decided to extend the series with four new topics — all designed to help you drive successful learning programs for employees, customers, association members and more. Your organization long ago settled on Cornerstone, Saba, SumTotal, Oracle, SAP or another full-blown talent suite LMS, and there is little chance of change anytime soon. What custom mobile apps can do to drive continuous learning.

Attention LMSs – I’m mad as…

eLearning 24-7

I’m calling out Saba. That’s right, Saba and their wonderful salesperson HSwidget (name withheld). I contacted Saba and dealt with some really good salespeople. End result – no business for him or Saba. I’m the customer here and not you. If the customer requests contact via e-mail, then do it. That is to say, you buy, they change the front look and a logo and implement it (assuming you did not do any real customization).

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

For instance, in the corporate world , that could include customers, prospects, channel partners, franchisees, contractors, suppliers and perhaps employees, too. 1) Why is customer education gaining momentum? Customer Education 101 – With Dave Derington of Outreach. 6) How do subscription businesses help customers succeed? SaaS Customer Success – With Samma Hafeez of Thought Industries. What does effective customer training look like?

LMS Integration:  The Learning Ecosystem

Talented Learning

Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Do customers renew at a higher rate, or buy complementary products when trained vs. untrained? Most of this data is only nice-to-know for employee learning initiatives, but it is mission critical for extended enterprise initiatives targeted at channel partners, franchise, dealers, prospects and customers. In 2016, it makes more sense to think of a LMS as part of a digital business ecosystem, rather than a standalone island destination.

CornerstoneOnDemand Introduces New Analytics and Platform Offerings

Josh Bersin on Enterprise Learning

In early May I attended the CornerstoneOnDemand (CSOD) customer conference and this year the company introduced several important new offerings. The company competes with dozens of other talent software companies (Saba, Skillsoft, iCims, PeopleFluent, JobVite, Halogen. As an introduction, CornerstoneOnDemand is one of the few independent, publicly traded talent management software companies in the marketplace.

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Numbers Don’t Lie: ROI of Corporate Training

LearnDash

Customer service. Even a simple, yet comprehensive training program for custom service reps resulted in an improved customer satisfaction rating of 9.5%, and happy customers are reported to be 33% more likely to do more business. American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and Saba. Every company makes the majority of their decisions based on how it will impact their bottom line.

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2016 LMS Market Trends, Observations and Predictions

Talented Learning

After some trial period the free trial customer can optionally convert to a paying customer. LMS vendors sold the fiscal and operational advantages of one enterprise LMS supporting all employees, contractors, channel partners, prospect and customers. Vendors that provide full service capabilities include Blue Sky Broadcast , Blackboard , CommPartners , eLogic Learning , Expertus , WBT Systems , YM Learning , Cornerstone , Saba and WebCourseworks. #3

The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions

Talented Learning

Trying to proactively dislodge Cornerstone, SumTotal, Saba, SuccessFactors or Oracle as a business model is a fool’s errand. Among LMS specialists, differentiation tends to start with the target learning audience: employees, extended enterprise (customers, channel partners and other non-employees), academic institutions, associations or commercial training companies. You need to attract potential customers, convert them and keep them coming back to buy more.

2013 Excellence in Social Learning

CLO Magazine

Gold: Saba Software Security vendor Kaspersky Labs has more than 2,700 employees operating in almost 200 countries. To serve this large customer base, it’s essential for the company to keep its workforce up to date with learning and development. The company turned to Saba and its Saba Cloud system, which provides social collaboration, training and crowd-sourcing. Saba implemented and deployed the system within 45 days.

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5 Tips to Make Learning Personal, Relevant and Meaningful

Your Training Edge

Bringing AI into the content creation and delivery process allows organizations to customize the learning experience to each learner’s unique needs, interests, preferences and aspirations. Author Bio: Andrea Miles VP of Digital Content, Saba Software.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Every LMS tried to be all things to all types of customers in all industries. A steady flurry of acquisitions disrupted customers’ lives but never the market as a whole. Innovation was stagnant and most vendor effort was invested in stealing customers from one another. LMS innovation was stifled yet again and innumerable customers became lost in the bureaucracy of behemoth software companies. Saba Software. BEST CUSTOMER LMS. Travis Hudelson , Saba.

The Technology Award

CLO Magazine

With the help of Saba Cloud, Dutta was able to guide the company in adopting digital badging and gamification as a scalable and engaging learning delivery method for its employees companywide. Eight-hour, instructor-led training courses were replaced by shorter e-learning sessions through Saba, which allowed for more employees to benefit from the training while also cutting costs. On the Saba platform, Yum!

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Naming Names – LMS Mini Reviews

eLearning 24-7

Saba Cloud (Legacy is finished – at least in my opinion – and the cloud is the way to go, but is it for Saba customers?). It is a middle of the road new platform that neither inspires nor awes its potential customer. No one wants dated when they are pushing a system (under their name) to their customers to take courses and drop cash themselves – at least not in my experience. Saba Cloud. Speaking of Saba: Saba Cloud.

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Can the ‘big LMS’ break clear of formal training?

Clive on Learning

I must confess it is now four months since I received an in-depth demonstration from the people at Saba of their People Systems Suites. First off, it’s worth noting that Saba does not seem to have been suffering like so many of its competitors through the downturn: It gained 113 new customers in 2010, which was a record year. So what are Saba up to with their latest software? to provide embedded functionality such as providing instant feedback (‘Saba Impressions’).

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2019 Talented Learning Awards: Corporate Extended Enterprise Systems

Talented Learning

As outlined last month , we’re simplifying the way we honor the best learning systems by focusing on two key extended enterprise categories: CORPORATE EXTENDED ENTERPRISE: Business-oriented solutions targeting external audiences such as customers, channel partners, suppliers and contractors. Current and/or former customers and employees must endorse the winners. LearnUpon has built a large base of happy customers.

The LMS Debate rides again

Clark Quinn

Well, Saba called me out in an semi-anonymous (there’s a picture, but I don’t know who of, and there’s no name – in social media?) Yes, kudos to your customers who are getting much broader leverage from it than I’m worried about. blog post on the LMS debate (a bit late to join the fray, no?). I was surprised they way they referred to me, but there you go(ng).

Recommended Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

If a vendor heavily pushes talent management, be aware that is not the same thing as skills management, and to me, makes me question what is the end game, because it hard to say TM first, and then push you are customer training B2B too. Verticals include Retail, Hospitality and Association (so yes, they can play very well in B2B External, member training and customer training too). Saba Cloud – Saba is such a wild card here.

#HRTECH Learning Vendors Preview – Who to see and who to avoid

eLearning 24-7

While I place Saba in the average spot, I do think Learning@Work is heading in the right direction (cloud based platform). . I love the deep learning component where courses are recommended based on a set of variables – which for Saba is courses/content taken or completed, skills and profiles. . If I was to compare the Big Dog Four – SuccessFactors, Saba, Cornerstone OnDemand and SumTotal by Skillsoft, Saba would win hands down. Welcome, welcome all!

Meridian Expands Leadership Team with Learning Industry Experts

Meridian

These new staff possess a combination of operational, sales and marketing expertise that will greatly help the firm to achieve significant growth, as well as support its current customer base of federal, state, local and commercial organizations. Kai has a history of pairing a thoughtful combination of practical solutions with creative insights to develop services that are focused on increasing customer satisfaction.